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How Zoning Affects Greenhouse Gas Emissions
How Zoning Affects Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Planetizen Features
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Chief Heat Officers Are Developing a Global Playbook for Deadly Temperatures
As urban centers deal with scorching weather, a network of officials is comparing notes on solutions to keep people cool. We talked to five of them.
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Swarms and the City - General Code
Urban beekeeping is challenging local governments to find a balance between the protection of a vital species and the rights and concerns of urban communities. Read More >
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State-level conservation action sparks hope for nature
COMMENTARY | Spurred by strong local support and successful conservation ballot initiatives, elected leaders are collectively building a menu of policies that could turn the tide of nature loss.
Coastal cities are sinking in the US and pushing sea level rise into overdrive | CNN Climate Change, Raising, Sea Level Rise, Sea Level, Oceans, Groundwater, Storm Surge, Sea, Tide
Where sinking cities are pushing sea level rise into overdrive | CNN
Coastal cities are sinking in the US and pushing sea level rise into overdrive | CNN
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City and county officials will create lush tree canopies and electrify fleets to enhance the environment in 2024 - American City and County
Neighborhoods with robust tree canopies offer numerous benefits compared to areas dominated by impermeable surfaces.
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US cities join zero-emissions delivery challenge - Cities Today
Eight US cities and one county will test new strategies for reducing delivery-related pollution through a new zero-emissions delivery challenge.
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Nature-based solutions: An underutilised ally to urban resilience - Cities Today
By Charmae Pyl Wissink-Nercua, Specialist in Urban Land, Housing Development and Capacity-Building and...
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Cities can achieve sustainability wins with micro transportation, green infrastructure and climate resilience planning - American City and County
In 2024, local governments will continue working on several sustainability targets, says Stephen McCauley, associate professor of teaching at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass. He says those targets and areas of interest include micro transportation, expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure and reducing battery fire risk in electric vehicles. He predicts municipal governments will […]
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The Year in Micromobility
The industry is seeing uneven support despite high ridership numbers.
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Cities ask the EPA to help them curb methane emissions from landfills
Despite local efforts, millions of tons of the powerful greenhouse gas, mostly from thrown-out food, are being released into the atmosphere. In a letter, cities have asked the EPA for grants, trainings and stronger regulations.
2023 National Preparedness Month: County Participation Toolkit National Preparedness Month, National Association, Disaster Preparation, Preparedness, Participation, Guest Speakers, Webinar
2023 National Preparedness Month: County Participation Toolkit
2023 National Preparedness Month: County Participation Toolkit
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Local Leaders’ Role Before, During and After Disasters
Local Leaders’ Role Before, During and After Disasters - National League of Cities
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Minnesota cities can no longer mandate turf grass lawns • Minnesota Reformer
Minnesota cities can no longer mandate turf grass lawns - Minnesota Reformer
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Building Codes Save Money and Lives - Scientific American